plus ça change

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Etymology[edit]

A short form (specifically, an anapodoton) of French plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (the more it changes, the more it's the same thing).

Proverb[edit]

plus ça change

  1. (literally) The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).
  2. Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.

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